"News print poetry", a form of "found poetry" or "blackout poetry." I took one story from the Orlando Sentinel newspaper each day and transformed it into a poem by creatively selecting words from the story. The words are kept in their original order and no words were added. The 2012 project is completed, but I add new poems from time to time.
I commented on my progress, and about writing in general, on a companion blog: http://newsprintpoetry.blogspot.com.
different versions of America:
Mitt Romney’s tax cuts for the rich;
defense of the middle class.
path Romney is proposing—
asks middle class families
pay higher taxes.
to reduce our deficit,
to help care for seniors,
to rebuild America,
to fight a war.
is asking you to pay more
that people like him can pay less.
If you are middle class or poor, why
would you vote for Romney?I think
people are starting to catch on.Obama
has substantial leads in the swing states.Maybe Obama will take all 50 states.Well, maybe not Utah.The Mormons
will probably vote for one of their own regardless of how bad his policies are.